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In The Pink


I have been drawn to pink the last several months.
When I was younger, I hated pink. I don't know why, but only liked blue.
My poor mother, she always wanted to dress me in little pink dresses, but alas, I disliked pink.
It wasn't until I had little girls that developed an eye for pink. And lately, I seem to be totally drawn to it. Terribly hard to make a boy quilt with pink!
Anyway, I have also been drawn to dying with natural dyes. I have never done it. It sounds intriguing.
I read an article about using native plants to dye with. Did you know that Queen Ann's lace, the plant that grows wild all over in parts of the US, is good for dyes? yeah, neither did I!
But then recently, I saw a thing on FB, yup, Facebook, that used avocado skins for dye. Now that caught my eye as I have been eating an avocado a day in efforts to reduce cholesterol.(mine is too high)
But, when I went to the internet (Google) to find out particulars...they said it was the pit.
So, I am confused and wondering really which it is...(maybe use both??)
In either case, I think it sounds wonderful....
Dyeing with avocado skins and pits
How to Dye Avocado Pit Pillowcases
  1. Fill a large stainless steel pot two-thirds full with water.
  2. Add 10 avocado pits. ... 
  3. Simmer until the water turns bright red, approximately 30 to 60 minutes.
  4. Remove the pits with tongs and add the pillowcases, maintaining a low simmer.
Jul 1, 2017

And there you have it...use both for a stronger dye....
Pink pillowcases anyone?? Of course it will take me 10 days to get enough pits and skins.....
Has anyone tried this??
Have a great day...
Nancy

Comments

Jeanie said…
I'm very into pink. It's a good color, especially the richer ones (not necessarily fuschsia but not too pale!)

Very interesting!
NanaDiana said…
I love pink, too. Have for years and years and years. My mother used to dye Easter eggs with purple cabbage, onion skins & beets but I have never heard of using avocados. It will be interesting to see how that turns out. xo Diana
Pam said…
I have been drawn to pink lately also, scares me cause I normally don't like pink...but I have realized that it is more the bright pink or pinks that tend to be more towards melon color. Pastel pinkks have never been my thing and my mother in law always wanted to dress my daughter as a baby and small child in pastel pink. I finally got her to realize that Amber had enough pinks and she started on yellow. I am a purple person, with likes to melon color pinky colors. haha

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